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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

What are you going to be for Halloween?

This Max costume is painfully cute.
Also, this lobster.
Also, this car air freshener.

What are you going to be for Halloween this year? Toby's going as a shark!

(Max photo by Amy McMullen)

130 comments:

FanFamFun said...

we don't dress up for halloween... we dress up for any day! wednesday, spiderman. Thursday, Tinkerbell. Friday, dragon pirate. x

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Allison said...

medusa! i LOVE halloween. also, i laughed out loud at the lobster costume, that is fantastic :)

Michelle Schneider said...

Oh my goodness I can't get over how cute the little boy in the Max costume is! I love his little crown...

Becca said...

I'd say my best costume ever was the year I dressed up as a dice (I painted a big cardboard box black, put spots on it for the dice numbers, and cut a hole for my head and arms). This year I'm running my fifth marathon (just completed Berlin!) on October 30th, so I'd say this year's Halloween costume is going to be "girl who can walk normally!"

Becca

Jamie said...

MAX!! I love it!! I will be a mauled and maimed Goldilocks, and my husband will be Papa bear who wasn't too happy when he found me eating his porridge!!

Gray Skies said...

Oh, the lobster! That's adorable!

Our family is going to be a mish-mash of things - husband is going to be a 70's hippie, I'm going to be Abby Sciuto from the show NCIS, and our dog is going to be a bumblebee :)

Lindsay R said...

aww a shark! that's cute. haha that lobster is so funny.
i'm not sure! and i'm always sure so this is a huge dilemma for me! Still thinking.

Lindsay

dorothy said...

I love the lobster one! If one parent dressed up as a cow the whole family could be "surf and turf."

Joanna Goddard said...

jamie, that is HILARIOUS.

Kersey Campbell said...

The Max costume is adorable! My little guy was one of the wild things a few years ago. It was a blast making the costume and a great excuse to put chubby baby boy legs in tights!

This year he's going to be a horse. He's obsessed!

Kiana said...

John and Yoko or Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy. (No, I don't have multiple personalities, I just like for me and my husband to dress up as famous couples. Last year we were Dr. House and Cuddy but people didn't really get that one).

Joanna Goddard said...

if toby is a shark, what can alex and i dress up as? maybe alex can have a bloody missing arm or something.

Joanna Goddard said...

kiana, ooooh, mr darcy!!!!

Becca said...

Oooo! I say dress up as characters from "Jaws" like Roy Schneider and Lorraine Brody (and maybe wear name tags for reference)!

Becca

gemma said...

toby's shark cosume is great. he will look cute!

wildchild said...

these are adorable. i think i'm gonna be Pocahontas? i have dark hair and tanish skin and my friend has a costume from a few years ago so it's quick, cheap and easy. my kinda costume :)

if toby is a shark, you two can be swimmers with missing body parts! or be scuba divers?

britrish.com said...

So cute!! My son is going to be Obi Wan Kenobi and my daughter is going as a cupcake this year. I was hoping for something that would work together but they're getting a little too old for that (and have their own ideas of what they want to be). I'm sure Obi Wan Kenobi ate some cupcakes in his day, so I think it works!

Libby said...

I will be a girl scount (reppin my youth!) and my fiance will be a boy scout :) We got patches on ebay and everything!

yen said...

Did you see this? Where is the girls occupational?? And who says girls can't be doctors or postmen or rock stars?
http://www.wholesalehalloweencostumes.com/kids-costumes/baby-toddler-costumes/boy-occupational

annemarie said...

Last year my girl was a pink Wild Thing, and this year she's going to be Totoro. I live in Winnipeg - I have to make costumes for warmth!

Mandy said...

So adorable! I've had my eye on that lobster costume forever. If I had a baby, I'd do that for sure!

I also saw this costume on Pinterest, and I couldn't stop laughing!

M loves D

jen fuller said...

somehow having a baby makes me excited to dress up for halloween again! my husband is going to be old mcdonald, my baby will be a cow and i'll be a pig :)

Katherine Fugit said...

One year my husband went as Max and I went as Alice because we thought they were the ideal "children's story couple" : )

Indian Tara said...

My boyfriend and I are going as John Lennon and Yoko Ono from their wedding. I'm also working on a dirndl to wear because my boyfriend doesn't like to go out as much as I do and I don't wanna just be Yoko by myself lol :)

Lauren MIrow said...

I'm going to be Mike Tyson with the pigeons and face tattoo!

The Penny Pinching Preppy said...

new follower and i'm obsessed. these costumes are insainly adorable, but i love the air freshner the best.

Barchbo said...

My 12 month old, Archie, is going as Arrrr-chie the pirate.

I am going as a working mom who is out of town for work. Exciting costume, isn't it? He's only 1...I won't be missing much!

Sarah said...

I am SO EXCITED! I'm going to be the Leg Lamp, my hubs the Fragile box, and my 1 year old is going to be the "Pink Nightmare" bunny from A Christmas Story. We are going to be in a costume contest too. Yaaay!

- Sarah
http://agirlintransit.blogspot.com/

Cheryl said...

I'm going to be ex - Mrs. Donald Draper from Mad Men and my husband, Mr. Donald Draper :) Super fun!

Lauren Kent said...

if i was a little kiddie, i would want to be a jelly baby!

Shannon Bjoraker said...

Love the lobster and the car-freshener!!! so cute!

Tatyana said...

We are doing Red Riding Hood story. I will be grandma, my husband will be the wolf, and our daughter will be Little Red Riding Hood.

Tatyana

Larissa said...

Tiny Tim. That's why I'm learning to play the ukelele.

Joanna Goddard said...

WHOA, YEN, that is crazy!!!!!! and they have a little girl's french maids costume!!!! yikes, i'm changing the link to a different shop!

Joy said...

OMG I can't wait to see what Toby will be dressed up as. Too excite for halloween this year.

Joanna Goddard said...

mandy, that is so cute.

Sammi said...

I am going to be.................................................... working!!!!!! hooray!

kate said...

Oh my...that Max costume IS cute!! My little guy was Max last year. I made the costume and I have to say he was the cutest kid at school :) [I'm biased of course].
This year my boys will be a hobo and a gangster...lol. Both handmade again, so I need to get busy!

Jennifer_NJ said...

Mandy, love that costume, but only if it was hot out.

I too try to encourage a group theme and something they can't be any other day (like I nix the sports players since we do that all week!) - my thirteen year old is such a doll and goes along. Last year my daughter was a bumble bee and boys were beekeepers. Very easy to make!

This year, daughter is a mermaid (think Daryl Hannah as Madison in Splash!), middle son is surfer with dreads, carrying a shark bucket, and slashes through his wetsuit. Hence, my 13 YO is Mitch Buchanan from Baywatch with Muscles, wig and whistle. Hope the Indian Summer continues in NJ. Enjoy the halloween fun!

Carolina said...

I so much envy the americans! I looove Halloween!
Anyhow, I plan to celebrate it anyway... I will be a devil... and my little one a pumpkin (if the etsy hat I ordered arrives in time) otherwise he will be a bunny, since this hat arrived lst week! :-)

XX,
A.

Zoë said...

My boyfriend is dying to do coordinating costumes. Either we're doing Giada and Bobby Flay (Bobby is his best frenemy), or I'm going to do Annie Hall solo. :)

LeeLee said...

Aww, these costumes are precious. I haven't decided on a costume this year. Mainly because it's less celebrated in Italy. What will you be for Halloween? Cheers!

Bronwyn said...

I am going to be Idris (the Tardis) from "The Doctor's Wife" and my boyfriend is going as the Doctor from Doctor Who...
Because we are nerds.

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The Girlie Blog said...

Such creative ideas. Love the car air freshener. My daughter is a fairy. Not too original but she looks awfully cute in costume.

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Hannah said...

the air freshener costume made me laugh. :) and the max costume is incredible!

A Cup of Sparkle said...

I don't know yet :( I am still thinking...
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The Cyclist's Wife said...

Oh my, Max. Adorable.

Jennifer_NJ said...

Joanna, if you have wellies and a fishing hat, you and Alex can be fisherman to coordinate with Toby the Shark!

JennySue said...

That lobster outfit is toooo freaking cute. My 3 kids are going to be a Star Wars theme. My middle child who is def the most stubborn of the bunch is Darth Vader-fitting, my oldest is Boba Fett, and my baby girl is Princess Leia- although we will see how long her cinnamon bun headpiece stays on since she's not even a fan of tiny bows!!
Halloween could be my most fave time of the year ever since I started having my kids!! How does one trick or treat in the big city BTW?? Do a blog post on that!!

moksha said...

I love that lobster! So creative and fun. Still trying to come up with my costume, but I am thinking about making a kite costume! Thanks for sharing, and I'll post more costume ideas on my blog as well!

www.julesmoksha.blogspot.com

Joanna Goddard said...

jennifer, good idea!! that's much easier than a bloody arm, haha

Brigette Olmos-Arreola said...

these are all adorable, that lobster just made me crack up at my desk!

i think my boyfriend and i are going to be bert reynolds and sally field from smokey and the bandit!

Jess{BecauseImTwentySomething} said...

I saw that little lobster on pinterest yesterday! So darn cute. No clue what I'm going to be.. my friend made an angry bird costume. Wish I thought of that!

http://becauseimtwentysomething.blogspot.com/

Jamie said...

Thanks Joanna! You guys could be SCUBA divers to go with Toby's shark, referencing that photo of the clueless divers with the HUGE shark behind them, I think you posted about that recently??
http://pinterest.com/pin/115500338/

thinkpriddy said...

I wish I had a little one to dress up! I'm going to be Edward Scissorhands

Lisa Griffin said...

Well that's settled, first child i have gets carried around as a lobster on halloween! so adorable, i can't wait to see toby the shark!
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Paola Albergate said...

Holly Golightly from Breakfast at Tffany's.

Heather / It's So Suburban said...

Cute! My son is going to be a gnome. I think it's hilarious!

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Melissa Blake said...

Toby's costume sounds so cute!! And this year, he's older so he'll be more excited! :)

Grace said...

The Max costume is so cute! It makes me want to dress up as Max too but it would not look as good.

You guys can dress up as Finding Nemo characters featuring Bruce the shark!

Krystal said...

Funny, I'm dressing my baby up as a lobster and that exact photo was my inspiration. :) Of course I'm dressing up as a chef. Yay!

Petra! said...

Aww, those pics were super cute!

melissa said...

I'm going as Progressive Flo ;) first halloween costume ever.

Manding. said...

STOP IT WITH THAT CAR AIR FRESHENER. i have a love/hate relationship with costumes that smother babies. But this is just so cute.

ps, i'm sure toby will be the cutest shark !
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rach. said...

these are so cute! when i have kids, they will definatly have an outfit this cute. lol

i'm being a vampire! i pretty one of course, i am going to have AWESOME make-up.

- rach.
www.so--hi.blogspot.com

courtney - larking. said...

That lobster costume (and baby in it!) is the cutest thing EVER. I am so inspired to have our little family of three dress up as "Annie Hall" -- me in a tie and vest a la Diane Keaton, my husband in Woody Allen glasses, and our little sweetpea as the lobster from that famous scene. :) Great post!

JavelinWarrior said...

The costumes are adorable and they make me wish I were going to a Halloween party this year. Maybe I could throw one myself...?

Anna Claire said...

Love those costumes!! My son is going to be a Viking...appropriate since, at 16 months, he destroys basically everything in his path. I found the CUTEST knitted viking hat on Etsy, and I'm hoping I can figure out how to make a no-sew fur vest ;)

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Elizabeth Benfield said...

the lobster is to die for!!!

Sierra said...

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i LOVE that little max costume, i was max a few years ago too! i made my costume from an old long cardigan, scrap material and pipe cleaners. my crown was spray painted tagboard and it was an absolute BLAST.

toby will be an adorable shark!

sierra
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Joanna Goddard said...

YES, courtney, that would be amazing!!!!!

Emily said...

That's so funny, my little boy was a shark last year! (he was one then) -- made the funniest video of him crawling around the place in his costume and set it to the Jaws theme -- grandparents loved it! :) My fave costume growing up was a homemade one of the Pilsbury Dough Boy!

astami said...

i think i'm going to be dora the explorer this year. can't wait!!

Nicole said...

I will be cheese, my husband crackers, and our 19 month old, well he will be whine.

Stephanie said...

@Bronwyn - Umm, yeah, my husband and I are right with you on the nerd thing. He's dressed like the 11th Doctor since before Matt Smith joined the cast, so he just has to update his sonic screwdriver (he just has the 10th Doctor's). I'm going to dye my hair a bit redder and try to put together a reasonable facsimile of the Amelia Pond police officer kissogram outfit from The Eleventh Hour. We just re-watched that episode over the weekend for research purposes. :-P

Uno Kidney said...

My 3 y.o. son wants to be a Germ. That said, I am trying to decide on being either a box of soap, a doctor, or last night i thought it might be funny to be a CDC worker....

Amber Maheu said...

That Max costume is to die for! I'm gonna see if my brother will put my nephew in that haha :) So cute

Lauren at TwIn Style said...

I so want to dress up for Halloween, but I don't have any reason to. We don't know too many people in the town we live, so we're not going to any parties. If I were to dress up, I think I'd go for a 60s mod look. My husband desperately wants to be a baroque dandy, so we'll have to make that happen one of these years.

natalie said...

So cute! You and Alex should definitely be fisherman or surfers. We usually don't dress up, but this year I'm thinking of being Junice and Nick would be Lawrence Welk.

Lovely Bride said...

Jo, these are adorable. Love the lobster!

Meghan said...
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kacky said...

I have not seen anything cuter than the lobster in quite some time. Adorable!

Elizabeth said...

Bejeweled face, faux-hawk, glittery horn and a sparkly onesie.... UNICORN

hello. said...

little kids are most adorable @ halloween (especially the little guy dressed as a lobster). this year my kids don't want to dress up (gasp! i hope they change their minds...).

as for my hubby + i, we're not missin' out. i'm channeling frida kahlo, maybe the mr can be diego rivera?

Teri B. said...

i'm gonna be a garden gnome!

teri
www.bockting.blogspot.com

Victoria said...

We are having a lot of fun with Halloween this year:) I have two dinosaurs that now actually know how to say trick-or-treat! SO fun!

Aimée said...

I'm gonna be a brand new mom! Simple costume: tired pale face and comfy homewear...wish me luck

claire said...

That first picture is adorable. We don't celebrate Halloween in Australia. A spontaneous trip to the US may be called for :) x

jdg said...

I'm dying over that lobster! I wish my son would sit still for that! My 2.5 yr old will be a lightening bolt, my husband will be rain (grey sweatsuit and felt water droplet on shirt) and I will be a cloud. Should be interesting!

Jenna Jones said...

I'm going to a Toddlers & Tiaras themed party. So needless to say I'll be dressing myself as an outrageously outfitted toddler wearing way too much make up!

goodnightstars said...

i'm going to be ms. frizzle!

tinabells said...

haha, those are too funny and cute! i wish i had a little one to dress up! {one of these days} what is your little one going to be? xoxo
tinabells

Brodie said...

ahhh my nephew was born a couple of months ago, his name is max, and i was SO determined to buy him a max costume, and i wanted this one in particular. it's a little out of my budget, but it's so beautiful i might just get it anyway haha!

Jessi @ Life: The Epic Journey said...

I'm going as the Lady Jack Sparrow to an all-pirate party! Can you say ARGGG!

Anonymous said...

You MUST post a picture of Toby as a shark!!!! (Please!)

Marissa Wahl said...

I have to share, since you're a fellow Michigan girl. My friend and I are going as the Upper and Lower Peninsula. I'm going to get my crafty on!

Anonymous said...

OMG!!! If I were inclined to steal children (I'm not, don't worry!) I would snatch up that kid modeling the Max costume all for myself!!

Collections said...

The lobster costume is un-real. SO cute.

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GrlsGotStyle said...

oh. my. god. that lobster costume. im dying!

chanel said...

that max costume is to die for! i loved where the wild things as a child and now that i am adult i still love maurice sendak.

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CPAndrews1 said...

Lobster is the best costume I've ever seen!

Mollie D said...

Charlie is going to be an octopus, I don't know if we can top Paul Bunyon from last year though

http://mollied.blogspot.com/2010/10/charlies-first-halloween.html

Charity said...

haha i would love to dress my dad up in that lobster outfit - he totally loves lobsters. i probably won't dress up this year...i did last year in a mini witches hat and cape.

fleur_delicious said...

oh my goodness, that Max outfit is making me want to go as Max!! (I can do that, right? ;) )

but actually, in lieu of a Halloween celebration we are going to have a Prohibition party with excerpts from the new Ken Burns' documentary and period cocktails and delicious autumnal nash, in 1920s dress. So, I just have to find the right deco outfit! =) fun, eh?

kayla j. said...

my boyfriend & i are going to me Marilyn and JFK. (:

The McKay's said...

I am obsessed with this frame. The Chevron stripes are amazing! What an awesome giveaway :)

aCe said...

Fun!

Nicole said...

I love the lobster costume!! We're going buggy this year: half of us will be bumblebees and the other half of us will be ladybugs. I think Daddy-O will wear his beekeeper suit. And like someone else said, any day is dress-up day in our house. I had three Tiggers bouncing around here this morning :)

Shayna from Pattern Pulp said...

That lobster costume kills me. So cute, so clever.

Zsa Zsa said...

OMG these are so cute!!! Lovely photos! Still haven't decided on a costume for myself or my nephews. These are great inspirations though, thanks!

Kara said...

those are such cute costumes! i love the max!! i think i'm going to be a can-can dancer from the moulin rouge, i bought a beautiful hand sewn dress at a costume shop, and i'll probably wear a mascarade mask and long gloves with it. originally i was thinking of being an aristocat, wear clothing of an aristocrat and then put on cat make-up, but i'm not sure how many people would actually get it.
one of my favorite old go-to costumes will always be my andy warhol.

SUZE said...

I AM DYING AT THE LOBSTER IN A POT!!!
love this!!

Nichole said...

Claw machine!

MyNameIs said...

Every time I see that Max photo my heart skips a beat. I swear, I'm usually not this cheesy but that kid is TOO cute!

Kelly R said...

The lobster is the best!!! Halloween is my most FAVORITE thing EVER! This year, I'm going as zombie Alice in Wonderland. I'm taking a zombie make up class and everything! Haha!

Chessa! said...

lucia is going as a peacock this year. the costume is so adorable it should be outlawed. I tried it on her yesterday and I have the funniest photo of her half-crying bc she hates hats! but she LOVED seeing herself in the mirror:)

Mighty Burns said...

lol that is so cute. i love the Max costume! the movie was a little... not what I was expecting. but I did love the music and the visuals. lol
SOOO cute. looks warm and cozy too

Jackie said...

The Max costume is adorable. I am going to be a lost boy (girl). Not of the peter pan variety - but of the kiefer sutherland vampire variety.

caitlin said...

my mom made me a max costume two years ago and i'm planning on wearing it again this year.

Maria said...

I don't know if the lobster and air freshener are super-genius or super-cute! Especially the lobster one. And since when is air-freshener cute!?

Maria xx

Sofie said...

so many costumes are mass produced, terrible quality and made in dubious conditions!

my company makes adorable costumes for all ages in beautiful quality fabrics that are washable and soft and will last so much longer!

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Erin said...

Ahhhh we are all DYING over that lobster costume: it's the most ridiculously cute thing EVER! Thanks for sharing, Jo.

Ainsley said...

oh my... that lobster costume is too adorable! and the kids face is priceless!

ImIn.com said...

A pumpkin :)
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Subing said...

I attempted it on her yesterday and I possess the funniest photo of her half-crying bc she hates hat

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Drewtoby said...

Wow, the lobster costume will have to go down as a classic: I think it is right up there with sputnic 2 on flikr!

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